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Balanomorpha

(Suborder)

Overview

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Not attached by a stalk.

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Taxonomy

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The Suborder Balanomorpha is a member of the Order Sessilia. Here is the complete "parentage" of Balanomorpha:

The Suborder Balanomorpha is further organized into finer groupings including:

Families

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Archaeobalanidae

Archaeobalanidae is a family of barnacles of the order Sessilia. [more]

Balanidae

Balanidae is a family of barnacles of the order Sessilia, containing the following genera: [more]

Bathylasmatidae

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Catophragmidae

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Chelonibiidae

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Chionelasmatidae

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Chthamalidae

Chthamalidae is a family of barnacles of the order Sessilia, containing the following genera: [more]

Coronulidae

Whale barnacles are barnacles belonging to the family Coronulidae. Whale barnacles attach themselves to the bodies of baleen whales during the barnacles's free-swimming larval stage. Though often described as parasites, the relationship is an example of commensalism, as the barnacles neither harm, nor benefit, their host. A number of taxa formerly treated as subfamilies of Corolunidae are now considered separate families in their own right, including the turtle barnacles in the family Chelonibiidae. [more]

Pachylasmatidae

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Platylepadidae

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Pyrgomatidae

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Tetraclitidae

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At least 25 species and subspecies belong to the Family Tetraclitidae.

More info about the Family Tetraclitidae may be found here.

Sources

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Last Revised: August 22, 2014
2014/08/22 07:55:39